‘Beer mat’ initiative launched by council

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Pictured at the recent launch of the ‘Get Home Safe’ initiative are Councillor Rosemary Barton, Chairman of Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Inspector Roy Robinson, PSNI, Mr Marshal Coalter, Fermanagh Vintners Association, and Mr Eddie McGovern, Enniskillen Purple Flag Group.

A NEW initiative encouraging people to ‘Have a good night and get home safe,’ has been launched at the Town Hall, Enniskillen.

As part of the ‘Get Home Safe’ initiative, a joint project between Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Enniskillen Purple Flag Group, beer mats have been produced and are currently being distributed to bars in Enniskillen town centre.


The beer mats include tips on having a good night out and telephone numbers of local taxi companies to help people plan their journey home,.

10,000 have been printed and the overall cost was £535, split evenly between Fermanagh PCSP and the Purple Flag Committee, who worked in partnership on the project.

Speaking at the ‘Get Home Safe’ programme launch in the Townhall, Enniskillen, Councillor Rosemary Barton, Chairman of Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) said:

“As a PCSP we would like to remind everyone of the key messages of this project. If you are going out with a group to socialise, stay together and make sure you let someone know where you are going. Always arrange your transport home in advance, relevant information to assist people will be available on the beer mats.”

Councillor Barton continued: “People who get separated from their friends on a night out, particularly if they have consumed alcohol, can be more vulnerable to becoming the victim of anti-social behaviour or crime. Remember to always look out for your friends.”

For more information on the ‘Get Home Safe’ initiative, please contact the PCSP Development Officer by telephoning 028 6632 5050, extension 1219 or email

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